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We’re not in need of a hard English bor­der

- Society · Immigration · Scotland · Scottish National Party · England · Aberdeenshire

SIR, – Watch­ing Chil­dren In Need and the gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple of all the na­tions on this small island was in­deed heart­warm­ing.

It oc­curred to me that an in­de­pen­dent Scot­land would not want to be part of this great ef­fort as the na­tion­al­ists are so busy blam­ing the nasty English for all of our ills and their short­com­ings that, God for­bid, we should frater­nise with such peo­ple!

Make no mis­take, what­ever lies the SNP can­di­dates tell us guar­an­tee­ing open bor­ders after in­de­pen­dence with Eng­land, their de­fence and im­mi­gra­tion poli­cies will re­sult in a hard bor­der where Scots will re­quire visas to visit rel­a­tives and friends down south and vice versa with English vis­i­tors here.

Most of us, in­clud­ing even some na­tion­al­ists, have friends and kin in Eng­land.

Do we re­ally want a di­vided island with a hard bor­der when such pro­grammes bind us in friend­ship and the com­mon good? Roger Houghton Rich­mond­hill Road, Aberdeen

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